Article below. But first….
I’m curious what my readers think about cases where teenagers sexually abuse their siblings. It’s usually learned behavior within an already incestuous home, but this is no excuse. All cases of child sexual abuse usually derive from the perpetrator having been abused as a child.
Reasoning skills begin to enter a child’s mind at age seven, and by their teens, they know right from wrong. The teenager’s brain is not developed enough to fully comprehend the consequences of sexually abusing another teen, or a child, but they know it is wrong.
Many teenagers protect and defend their younger siblings from abuse in the home, while others become deviant themselves and sexually abuse, rape, or molest their siblings or other relatives.
I have a feeling this child was the younger sister of the perpetrator. So when does a teenager become fully accountable and charged as an adult? Sixteen, seventeen… nineteen?
Adding to the dynamics of this particular crime, and if true, this teenager threatened the child if she told anyone. Not only did this perpetrator use threats and intimidation to place the guilt for the abuse on her victim, she used the threats to ensure the ability to continue molesting the teen.
“A 19-year-old woman is facing charges alleging that she forced a female relative who was a minor child to perform a sex act with her inside a Wauwatosa home.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman – who isn’t being named in order to protect the identity of the victim – forced a 13-year-old girl to perform oral sex on her in 2009 in a home on West North Avenue.
The victim told investigators that wasn’t the first case of abuse. She said her assailant told her she would tell on her about past instances if she said anything about any of the incidents.
The woman admitted to the allegation when asked by police. She is charged with one count of sexual abuse of a child and could face up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines, if convicted.”